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Image for The Muskegon: The Majesty and Tragedy of Michigan’s Rarest River

The Muskegon: The Majesty and Tragedy of Michigan’s Rarest River

By: Alexander, Jeff

Price: $25.00

Publisher: East Lansing, MI, Michigan State University Press: 2006

Edition: First printing

Seller ID: 2061

Condition: Near Fine


Hardcover in dust jacket, 15.5 by 23.5 cm, xxii 214 pp., center section of black and white photos. Near fine hardcover but for a stamp on the ffep that read “A gift from peter M. Wege,” the late businessman and philanthropist; in a near fine jacket. No other writing, highlighting, names, or other marks. The dust jacket is in a fresh mylar cover. (case) Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

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Kau-Bau-Gwas-Shee: A Flat River Story

By: Augustine, Robertson M.; Dorothy Rackliffe, illus.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Greenville, MI, Robertson M. Augustine, Publisher: 1973

Edition: First edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 1756

Condition: Near Fine


Hardcover with dust jacket, tan cloth with red spine and cover titles and red turtle image on front cover, 14.5 by 23.3 cm, vii 207 (1) pp. The hardcover is near fine; the jacket has tears, edge chips, some loss along the top edge of the rear panel, and an old tape repair along the top edge on the backside of the jacket – although the detachable bookmark on the front flap is still intact. Signed by the author on the title page (no inscription). “Kau-Bau-Gwas-Shee... View more info

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History of the City of Grand Rapids Michigan (With an Appendix – History of Lowell, Michigan)

By: Baxter, Albert

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI, Grand Rapids Historical Society: 1974

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2000

Condition: Very Good +


Facsimile reproduction of the original 1891 edition (New York/Grand Rapids: Munsell & Company, Publishers). Quarter leather binding with black cloth over black leather spine, gilt spine and cover titles and gilt cover trim mimicking a three-quarter binding, all edges gilt, xiii [ii] 854 pp. Light signs of shelf wear, with light wear to the head and tail of the spine, a few light spots on the back cover, and wear to the spine titles. An affordable and well-done reprint... View more info

Image for Lowell: 100 Years of History, 1831-1931 and Lowell: 50 Years of History, 1931-1981 [Michigan]

Lowell: 100 Years of History, 1831-1931 and Lowell: 50 Years of History, 1931-1981 [Michigan]

By: Borgerson, N.E., et al.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Lowell, Michigan, Lowell Sesquicentennial Committee: 1981

Seller ID: 2018

Condition: Near Fine


Two volumes. Softcovers, 14 by 21.2 cm, 139 pp. each, illus. Fine, unread copies with only a tiny drip stain on the fore edge of the second volume. Volume one reprints the original 1931 publication of this book; volume two brings this history of the city up to date. Well illustrated with black and white photos. No writing, highlighting, names, or other markings. View more info

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The Douglas Union School: Listed in the Michigan & National Registers of Historic Places, 1866 [Douglas Michigan, Saugatuck]

By: Budd, Nancy J.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NP, Nancy J. Budd: 1997

Seller ID: 2504

Condition: Fair


Staple-bound wraps, 21 by 28 cm, 56 pp. incld. wraps, illus. Fair with light wear and stains to the wraps and some faint dampstaining to the head of the spine. Interior is clean and bright. A fairly in-depth look at the Douglas Union School in Douglas, Michigan, including sections on the warranty deed, School Inspector’s 1875 report map, Freddie Spencer’s penmanship paper, the fire chute, the school bell, restoration of the school, etc. View more info

Memories of a Farm [Coral & Cedar Springs, Michigan] Signed

By: Coady, John P.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Cedar Springs, Michigan, Cedar Springs Rotary Club: 1990

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 1453

Condition: Good +


Coady, John P. Memories of a Farm. Cedar Springs, Michigan: Cedar Springs Rotary Club, 1990. Staple-bound, card wraps, 13.5 by 21.7 cm, 85 pp. Foxing and light wear to the covers with creasing to the lower corner of the cover. Minor foxing on a few leaves. Inscribed and signed by the author on the inside of the front cover: “Dear Harry: As one Rotarian to another, & the most comedic ??? in North Kent Co[unty] / the best / John P. Coady / 12-1-90.” Reminiscences... View more info

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A History of Godfrey-Lee Public Schools: 1857-1967 (Wyoming, Michigan)

By: Fry, Lloyd C.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: [Wyoming, Michigan], presumably self-published: c. 1965

Seller ID: 2239

Condition: Very Good


Staple-bound card-wraps, 14 by 21.5 cm, 126 (1) pp., 4 black and white photos. Very good with light soiling to the wraps and turned corners on a few pages. A fairly in-depth and early history of this Wyoming, Michigan school system. No writing, highlighting, names, or other markings. We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never in bags. Bay Leaf Books (Member ABAA, ILAB) is dedicated to offering fine books for discriminating readers. View more info

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Socio-Economic Evolution in a Timbered Area in Northern Michigan (A Case Study of Cheboygan, Michigan, 1890-1940) [Logging, Lumbering]

By: Gibson, D.L.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: East Lansing, MI, Michigan State College Agricultural Experiment Station: 1944

Seller ID: 2488

Condition: Very Good


Technical Bulletin 193, June 1944. Staple-bound card wraps, 15.5 by 23 cm, 76 pp., illus. Very good with only light wear to the wraps and toning on the spine. No writing, highlighting, names, or other markings. A history of Cheboygan, Michigan in relation to its logging history, including log marks, trade, religious activity, social welfare, etc. Scarce. We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never in bags. Bay Leaf Books (Member ABAA, ILAB) is dedicated to ... View more info

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Littlefair [Fountain St. Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan]

By: Grass, Michael William [Duncan Littlefair]

Price: $20.00

Publisher: [Grand Rapids, MI], Littlefair Fund Management Committee: 1977

Seller ID: 2300

Condition: Good


Wraps, 21. 6 by 28 cm, [93] pp., illus. Good with light cover and corner wear, creases to the upper and lower corners of the cover, and light foxing and a short gift inscription on the first leaf (“Dec 1977 / Love to all / Mom”). A champion of liberal theology, the Rev. Dr. Duncan Littlefair stood at the help of Fountain Street Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan for 35 years. His “humanistic insight and his eminence in the community have existed as a special philo... View more info

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Sand & Other Poems - Signed

By: Greinke, Lawrence Eric

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Grand Rapids, Metamorphosis: 1971

Edition: First printing

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 1015

Condition: Near Fine


Greinke, Lawrence Eric. Sand & Other Poems. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Metamorphosis Press Books, 1971, printed in an edition of 1000. Hardcover with dust jacket, 140mm by 216mm, 60 pp. Hardcover is near fine, jacket has yellowing on the spine and around the edges and chipping at the head of the spine panel. Signed by Greinke on the title page. Following two chapbooks, this is the author’s first book proper which launched the author on a lifetime career that earned ... View more info

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Douglass, A Michigan Township

By: Gustafson, A.M.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NP, A.M. Gustafson: 1982

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 1102

Condition: Fine


Gustafson, A.M. Douglass, A Michigan Township. No Location: A.M. Gustafson, 1982. Hardcover, tan cloth with copper spine and cover titles, no dust jacket as issued, 272 pp. Fine, unread copy. No writing, highlighting, names, or other markings. A detailed history of Douglass Township in Montcalm County, Michigan. We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never in bags. Bay Leaf Books (Member ABAA, ILAB, IOBA) is an open shop dedicated to offering fine books for... View more info

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Fair Shake in the Wilderness: The Life and Times of Rix Robinson [Michigan History]

By: Harrington, Steve

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI, Maritime Press, Inc.: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed and Inscribed by Author

Seller ID: 2711

Condition: Near Fine


Glossy wraps, 13.9 by 21.5 cm, 103 pp., illus. Unread copy, near fine with only faint signs of shelf wear to the wraps. Inscribed and signed by the author on the title page. From the back cover: “Settling the Great Lakes area required a variety of unusual skills. Rix Robinson was a man of exceptional character and ability. He proved that Indians should be treated fairly, even though the old Northwest Territory was flooded with white settlers. Rix Robinson quickly di... View more info

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The Cedar Springs Story: A History of Cedar Springs—Nelson & Solon Townships, Michigan

By: Harrison, Sue; Donna J. DeJong

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Cedar Springs, Michigan, Cedar Springs Bicentennial Committee: 1976

Seller ID: 2303

Condition: Very Good +


Hardcover, red cloth with gilt cover and spine titles, no jacket as issued, 22 by 28.5 cm, ix 221 pp. Very good with very light cover wear, foxing on the title page, and a faint musty smell. A scarce, in-depth and heavily illustrated history of Cedar Springs, Michigan (just north of Grand Rapids). First Edition. View more info

Looking Back: The History of Northfield Township and the Whitmore Lake Area (Michigan)

By: Hennings, Thomas P.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Northfield Township, Northfield Township Historical Society: 1985

Edition: Second edition

Seller ID: 1445

Condition: Very Good


Hennings, Thomas P. Looking Back: The History of Northfield Township and the Whitmore Lake Area. Whitmore Lake, Michigan: Northfield Township Historical Society, 1985, second printing. Softcover, 15.2 by 22.8 cm, viii 228 pp., illus. Very good with only light wear to the covers and corners. No writing, highlighting, names, or other markings. A detailed history of Northfield Township, which lays just north of Ann Arbor, Michigan. We ship our books in boxes or cardbo... View more info

Image for Michigan’s Military Pilots of Bay County: 102 Flyers and Their Stories, From World War I to Desert Storm

Michigan’s Military Pilots of Bay County: 102 Flyers and Their Stories, From World War I to Desert Storm

By: Higgs, Gerry

Price: $20.00

Publisher: [Bay City, Michigan], Self-published: 1995

Seller ID: 2279

Condition: Fine


Hardcover with glossy, illustrated boards, 15.5 by 23.5 cm, iv 202 pp., illus. Fine, unread copy. One to eight-page profiles of Bay County, Michigan pilots. View more info

Image for Grant Area Yesterday – Today [Grant, Mihigan]

Grant Area Yesterday – Today [Grant, Mihigan]

By: Horrisberger, Dorothy, et al.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Grant, MI, Grant Public Library: 1979

Seller ID: 2050

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover, tan buckram with brown titles and cover illustrations, 20.2 by 27.3 cm, 303 pp., illus., errata sheet laid in. Very good with some light rubbing at the foot of the spine and minor foxing on a few leaves. Light musty smell. An in-depth history of Grant, Michigan. Illustrated with black and white photos and well indexed. No writing, highlighting, names, or other markings. We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never in bags. Bay Leaf Books (Member ... View more info

Image for Remotely Yours: A Historic Journey into the Whitefish Point Area (Michigan) - Limited Edition Hardcover, Signed

Remotely Yours: A Historic Journey into the Whitefish Point Area (Michigan) - Limited Edition Hardcover, Signed

By: Huttenstine, Jan McAdams

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Paradise, Michigan, East West Press: 2010

Edition: first printing of the limited edition hardcover

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 2260

Condition: Near Fine


Hardcover with dust jacket, red cloth with silver spine and cover titles and decorations, 18 by 26 cm, [xii] 274 pp., illus. Near fine hardcover with a bump to the upper corner of the back cover only; in a near fine jacket with the Historical Society of Michigan State History Award gold seal on the front panel. Inscribed and signed twice by the author on the title page: “To […] a book about a special place. Love, Aunt Jan” and “Remotely Yours, Jan McAdams Hutte... View more info

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Jake and his Stake [Fremont, Michigan]

By: Jansma, Phyllis Butterfield; Ray Jansma, illus.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Fremont, Michigan, Printed by Hi-Lites Graphics for Ray and Phyllis Jansma: 1997

Edition: First printing

Seller ID: 2251

Condition: Near Fine


Staple-bound card-wraps, 21.5 by 28 cm, [20] pp., illus. Near fine. A children’s story, originally written in 1958 “when the country schools were still operating in Michigan,” about a boy and his dog – who just couldn’t let him go to school alone. Written by Phyllis Jansma, a Fremont-based music teacher, and illustrated by her husband, Ray Jansma, a well-respected and prolific architect and artist. First Edition. View more info

Image for Counting the Losses; Dancing the Fault; In the Presence of Mothers; Killing the Bear; Letters to My Daughters; Lake Songs and Other Fears; The Mad Painter Poems; Walking with the Bear; Woman Poet Volume Three: The Midwest; Fresh Water: Women Writing on the Great Lakes; Currents, Winter 1973; Poetry, March 1974. Poetry, November 1974; Red Cedar Review, May 1975 – ALL SIGNED

Counting the Losses; Dancing the Fault; In the Presence of Mothers; Killing the Bear; Letters to My Daughters; Lake Songs and Other Fears; The Mad Painter Poems; Walking with the Bear; Woman Poet Volume Three: The Midwest; Fresh Water: Women Writing on the Great Lakes; Currents, Winter 1973; Poetry, March 1974. Poetry, November 1974; Red Cedar Review, May 1975 – ALL SIGNED

By: Judith Minty

Price: $365.00

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 1009

Condition: Near Fine


A Collection of Works by Judith Minty, All Signed. This collection includes signed first editions of eight of Judith Minty’s books, and six other publications in which she was featured. Born in Detroit, Minty earned degrees from Ithaca College and Western Michigan University, and has maintained a Michigan home for most of her life, living on the shores of Lake Michigan and on the Yellow Dog River in the Upper Peninsula. Her first book of poetry won the United States... View more info

Image for Saugatuck’s Big Pavilion: The Brightest Spot on the Great Lakes [Saugatuck Michigan, Kalamazoo River, Douglas]

Saugatuck’s Big Pavilion: The Brightest Spot on the Great Lakes [Saugatuck Michigan, Kalamazoo River, Douglas]

By: Lane, Kit

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Saugatuck, MI, The Commercial Record: 1977

Seller ID: 2506

Condition: Poor


Staple-bound self-wraps, 21.5 by 27.8 cm, 20 pp. incld. wraps, illus. Poor condition with edge tears, a split at the foot of the spine, dampstains along the bottom edge (especially on the cover – see image), and a name/address stamp on page 3. A scarce history of the Big Pavilion that was in downtown Saugatuck, Michigan, on the Kalamazoo River. Twenty-one black and white photos and illustrations. View more info